Because Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t matter at all. Picasso and Mozart didn’t matter, either. George Washington didn’t. Think about it. All these people made themselves matter. They started out as regular as you are.
“It’s okay. I know lots of your good points, Shu. You never make loud noises. Whether you’re sitting on a chair or putting something down, you do it softly, don’t you? And I love that you don’t go around declaring things.” - Hare Menjou